The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library prefers use of records that include non-Latin script when appropriate. When non-Latin script is present in a bibliographic record, it should be accompanied by a parallel field with Romanized data (see Linking Fields, below). Romanization should adhere to the ALA-LC Romanization Tables.
The OCLC Connexion client currently supports the following non-Latin scripts:
*Languages above marked with an asterisk (*) are not supported in the MARC-8 character set. This means that they will not validate in our local Voyager ILS. When working with records with any of these scripts, temporarily disable Voyager's MARC-8 character validation:
After saving the record to Voyager, repeat steps 1-2 above, then uncheck the box for Bypass MARC21 Character set validation.
Additional instructions for using the above scripts is available in the OCLC Connexion International Cataloging Guide.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign follows the PCC Guidelines for Creating Bibliographic Records in Multiple Character Sets. In accordance with these guidelines, non-Latin data in a bibliographic record should be accompanied by a parallel field with Romanized data. In OCLC Connexion, these appear as linked fields with the same tag.
To create linked fields in the OCLC Connexion Client:
In the Voyager ILS, non-Latin data will appear in 880 fields.
Macros that aid in transliteration of non-Latin scripts are available for the OCLC Connexion Client. While these macros can be helpful when dealing with non-Latin scripts, they can never be perfect. If using a macro for transliteration, it is still important to double-check the output.
Available Macros for OCLC Connexion:
Entering non-Latin script into an OCLC record can be done via direct keyboard input, or it can be done by entering the non-Latin text into an online keyboard and then copying and pasting the text into the Connexion Client.
After entering non-Latin script into an OCLC record, always validate using Edit > Validate. For scripts in the MARC-8 character set (Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic, & CJK), use Edit > MARC-8 Characters > Verify.
*Note: while transliteration macros can be helpful when dealing with non-Roman scripts, they can never be perfect. If using a macro for transliteration, it is still important to double-check the output.